Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2017 1:27 pm


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Last Online: March 26, 2017
Birthday: May 23, 1970
Country: United States
Yep - I'm a blogger!
I'm a KEEP Collective designer

About Me


Note: I take my role as swapper and hostess very seriously here, meaning I don't flake or send late. Having said that, I do NOT take this all so seriously that I feel the need to belittle or berate people who don't send me a letter or a postcard or a bag of craft stuff. I don't see the point and it's not how I operate. I'm not going to put a wall of shame on my profile to point out people who have flaked on me. That's what the rating system is for. I'm not going to check every postmark and rate someone low if the postmark date is a bit late. We're all adults and should act accordingly. And honestly, in the grand scheme of things, it's mail. IT'S JUST MAIL.Keep things in perspective and you'll be a lot happier. I guarantee it.

  • Michelle
  • Mom
  • Wife
  • Prince fan
  • Pug Mom
  • Blogger
  • KEEP Collective Senior Designer
  • Bookworm
  • Genealogist
  • Trivia Buff
  • Music lover
  • Traveler
  • Francophile
  • Yoga amateur

And here's the link to my blog: Mama Bear Said So


Favorite Music

  • Prince (all-time favorite)
  • Lady Gaga
  • Michael Franti
  • George Michael
  • Sheryl Crow
  • U2
  • John Lennon
  • Bob Marley
  • Sia
  • Paramore
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Queen
  • Green Day
  • Death Cab for Cutie


Favorite Movies

  • Gone with the Wind - all-time favorite!
  • Purple Rain
  • Braveheart
  • Everything is Illuminated
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Young Frankenstein
  • History of the World Pt. 1
  • Blazing Saddles
  • The Jerk
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Life of Brian
  • The Hunger Games
  • SuckerPunch
  • Fight Club
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Yes Man
  • Chocolat
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Amelie
  • Grease
  • The Lego Movie
  • Anchorman
  • Dirty Dancing
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Brave
  • Inside/Out
  • Also, love most of the Disney & Pixar animated films & I love scary movies!


Favorite Television

  • Broad City (my new addiction!)
  • The Walking Dead
  • Downton Abbey
  • Weeds
  • The Strain
  • Laverne & Shirley
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • United States of Tara
  • The Tudors
  • Intervention
  • Orange is the New Black
  • American Horror Story
  • Dracula
  • The First 48
  • You're the Worst
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Project Runway
  • Seinfeld
  • Game of Thrones

Broad City

Favorite Crafts

  • Journaling (especially Smash journals and junk journals)
  • Collage
  • Mail Art
  • Pocket Scrapbooking (like Project Life)

Favorite Books

I'm a bookworm and I always have been, so my list of favorites would be a mile long, but here are a few:

  • Gone With the Wind
  • Practical Magic
  • The Witching Hour
  • Interview With the Vampire
  • The Vampire Lestat
  • Lasher
  • Practical Magic
  • Talk Before Sleep
  • The Freedom Manifesto
  • How to Be Idle
  • How to Be Free
  • The Idle Parent
  • The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hobbit
  • Say When
  • Blackbird House
  • The Ice Queen
  • The Story Sisters
  • The Shining
  • The Green Mile
  • Bridget Jones' Diary
  • The Shopaholic series
  • Gerald's Game
  • Misery
  • Radical Self-Love and a million others...

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My favorite authors are Anne Rice, Stephen King, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Berg, Gillian Flynn, John Green, Anais Nin, Dorothy Parker and Tom Hodgkinson. I love chick lit (esp. Brit chik lit), thrillers, non-fiction, true crime, horror, and literature.

Oscar Wilde

Stuff I love

I'm downsizing and really don't need or have space for a lot of extra stuff, so don't feel that you have to send extra goodies with a swap. However, if you have anything related to Paris or France or Prince or foreign language or vintage ephemera - I'd be happy to have it. I'm also interested in Buddhism and paganism. Thank you!



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If, for some reason, you do not receive something from me and I am one of your swap partners, PLEASE be sure to contact me and let me know. I have NEVER flaked on a swap in my life and I don't intend to start anytime soon. But if you don't get something from me and I've marked my items as "sent", let me know and I'll resend right away. Thank you :)

I am a really tolerant, easygoing person, but communication is very important. If something crazy happens, let me know and we can work something out. If I don't hear from you, I have no choice but to assume you're flaking. I don't post flakers on my profile because I prefer to handle things privately.

I'm a firm believer in everyone's right to believe as they wish, however, I don't have any wish to discuss politics or religion. I appreciate religious art and imagery and I'm interested in the study of different belief systems, but I don't need to be converted to anything. Thank you for respecting that. :)

Hello Kitty Paris


Comment: Thank you for the fun collection of bits and the interesting description for each. I was excited to see the maps. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: I loved your list, thank you for sharing with me!
Wingy rated for 2017 Bucket List Swap - International on Dec 19, 2016
Comment: Love the yoga ;) i recently started doing yoga again ;) Thanks for the stickers. Happy new year
Comment: Oooh, looks delightful... (The little 3D animal stickers!!... <3)
Comment: Such a fun envie with so much variety! Love it <3
Comment: I keep squishing the envies to try to guess what's inside... (So there's these stickers with hamsters hugging Easter eggs and they just made me laugh out loud for WAY too long!!! :D)
Comment: Another nice lookin' envelope... (LOVE the papers and journaling cards inside!!)
Comment: I am so curious, but this envie looks fantastic :) (Love it, the little whirligig embellishment is so neat; going to try to make some one day!)
Comment: Eeee, I cannot wait to open this one. There is something lumpy in there and I am going crazy trying to guess what it is :D
Comment: I got your swap, it's so cute that I'm dying to open it, but I'll resist the temptation. Thank you very much
Comment: Merry Christmas!
Comment: mmm, lumpy :-) Wonder what's in there ??? Thanks for the awesome goodies~
Comment: Thank you for imaginative paper items. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks! I look forward to opening it!
Comment: thank you so much for the awesome envelope. i have all the envies in a little box right now (which is about over flowing) goes under the christmas tree tomorrow :D thank you so much! hugs!
Comment: Thank you for the great fun things I will find in the envelope Christmas
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies I will find when I open up the envelope Christmas

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bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

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lou on May 16, 2016:

Happy birthday month from WIYM group!

blueapplegallery on Apr 9, 2016:

I apologize that this is late but thanks for angeling the drunken pen pal swap. :) You are an an awesome host!

Zoebolt on Feb 23, 2016:

Thank You SO much for the B*tchfest swap letter! I loved the inserts!!

Sandara333 on Feb 21, 2016:

Fell into your profile, LOVE your Anais Nin quotes!!

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2016:

cutesygirlynai on Jun 19, 2015:

thank you for my birthday gifts and the baby blanket AWWW it is perfect- i am obsessed with anything circus at the moment and it reminded me of the circus!! the little lion <3 our baby is going to love it. ^_^ x

cutesygirlynai on May 23, 2015:

happy birthday to my amazing friend!!!!! big hugs!!!! <3

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